Sarah Gaxiola


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our sister, Sarah Gaxiola, surviving spouse of the Rev. Manuel Gaxiola, died on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Sarah was a faithful companion as her husband Manuel served in two conferences, the Latin American Provisional Conference of the Methodist Church and what is now the California-Nevada Conference.  He pastored churches in Fresno, Flagstaff (AZ), Sonora, Hayden, Mountain View, Sacramento: Emmanuel, Bakersfield, Bethany, Lamont, Stockton: La Trinidad, Stockton: Holy Cross and Stockton: St. Mark’s churches as well as serving the Kern Ministry Church Extension Society before retirement in 1982.

Sarah is survived by her two sons, Gerald Gaxiola, of Hayward, CA, and Alexander Gaxiola of Ontario, CA, and by her niece, Sarah Keough of Mesa, AZ. Condolences may be sent to Alexander Gaxiola at 1150 West Phillips Street, Unit 111, Ontario, CA  91762.

Memorial gifts in Sarah’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Let us continue to give God thanks for Sarah’s life and witness and hold her family close in prayer.  In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500